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2013
Document 027011
Prison and Libraries: Public Service Inside and Out
By Lilienthal, Stephen M..
If you are interested in library services to incarcerated individuals then this article is the place to start. It provides an excellent introduction to the services institutional libraries provide to their users. Topics discussed include; forging public-prison cooperation; Hennepin County’s “ticket to freedom”; a welcoming video; San Diego reintegration; preparing to measure success; equipping tools for financial literacy; Denver reaching out; new challenges for libraries; arts on the inside; an... Read More
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14 pages
2012
Document 026582
15 Amazing Effects of Prison Libraries
bestcollegesonline.com.
'The majority of inmates in America's prisons have low levels of education and some can barely read, write, or use a computer. These are all skills that are necessary to make it on the outside without returning to a life of crime, and prison libraries offer inmates the chance to learn all of these things and more. While prison libraries aren't a panacea for what ails America's prison system, they do offer some important benefits that are well worth considering. Some of these benefits are: inmate... Read More
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11 pages
2012
Document 026199
Library Services for Youth in Custody
Colorado State Library. Library Services for Youth in Custody (LSYC) (Denver, CO).
If you are looking for one website that offers a great assortment of materials regarding the provision of library services to incarcerated youth, then this is the place for you. “All across America, youth are incarcerated or detained with little or no access to high-interest, culturally relevant library materials or engaging programming. Research has shown that free and independent reading is the number one tool to improve literacy, a vital component to reducing recidivism. Because youth come fr... Read More
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2011
Document 024916
Directory of State Prison Libraries
Washington State Library Institutional Library Services (Olympia, WA).
This directory includes contact information for libraries located in state prisons. The information is organized by state.... Read More
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2 pages
2011
Document 026125
Library Services
Colorado Dept. of Corrections (Colorado Springs, CO).
“The DOC shall provide access to comprehensive library services that include, but are not limited to, a reference collection containing general and specialized materials, and planned and continuous acquisition of materials to meet the needs of DOC employees/contract workers and offenders … The purpose of this administrative regulation (AR) is to govern library services, including acquisition of materials, hours of availability, and staffing” (p. 1). Procedures cover: planning, coordination, and ... Read More
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12 pages
2011
Document 027264
Constitutional Law--Cross-Gender Pat Searches: The Battle Between Inmates and Corrections Officers Enters the Courtroom
By Gallagher, Robyn.
The issue of cross-gender pat searches is bound to impact a correctional agency. What is unique about this article is that it takes a detailed look at the conflict between the rights of inmates not to be subjected to pat frisks by a member of the opposite sex and the right of correctional staff not to be discriminated against in regards to their gender and opportunities for employment. This Note is divided into four parts that address: cross-gender pat searches and various prisoners’ rights—the ... Read More
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56 pages
2011
Document 027264
Constitutional Law--Cross-Gender Pat Searches: The Battle Between Inmates and Corrections Officers Enters the Courtroom
By Gallagher, Robyn.
The issue of cross-gender pat searches is bound to impact a correctional agency. What is unique about this article is that it takes a detailed look at the conflict between the rights of inmates not to be subjected to pat frisks by a member of the opposite sex and the right of correctional staff not to be discriminated against in regards to their gender and opportunities for employment. This Note is divided into four parts that address: cross-gender pat searches and various prisoners’ rights—the ... Read More
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56 pages
2010
Document 026198
Reaching Out to At-Risk Teens: Building Literacy with Incarcerated Youth
By Guerra, Stephanie. Pacific Northwest Library Association.
“This session is designed to help librarians establish outreach programs to juvenile correctional facilities and other facilities that serve at-risk youth, such as residential treatment programs, boot camps, behavior modification facilities, etc.” (p. 50). Topics discussed include: literacy as a protective factor for at-risk teens; demographics of incarcerated teens; street literature; working with penal institutions; and crafting selection policies.... Read More
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11 pages
2010
Document 024191
A Whirlwind of Activity at the Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility Library
By Steinbower, Chuck. American Library Association. Association of Specialized Cooperative Library Association (Chicago, IL).
A year in the life of a juvenile correctional facility library is recounted. Some of the highlights include visits or conference calls for young adult writers and performers such as Angela Johnson, Chris Crutcher, Patrick Jones, Nicole Bromley, Jaime Adoff, Erin Lynn, Annette Jefferson, and Anthony Gibbs.... Read More
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4 p.
2010
Document 024381
Services to Incarcerated People and Ex-Offenders
American Library Association. Office for Literacy and Outreach (OLOS) (Chicago, IL).
This website is a must visit for those people who want to help inmates and ex-offenders find the information they need to succeed in their lives. Links are provided to ALA resources, additional resources, and selected websites (according to juvenile, family, and libraries) for library service to incarcerated people. Items include: “OLOS Columns Blog: Stories from the Field, Bibliographies, and Other Items”; “Facts About Prisons and Prisoners”; “Prisoners Re-Entering the Community”; “Books Behind... Read More
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2 p.
2010
Document 024379
The Many Roles of Programmers: The Corrections Grid
By Bouchard, Joe. corrections.com (Quincy, MA).
An individual interested in a career in prison librarianship should read this article. It describes the essential role that a correctional programmer, be they teacher, librarian, social worker, or other professional plays; how their vocation involves both corrections expertise in theory and practice and specialty expertise in theory and practice. While the “corrections grid” can be applied to anyone providing correctional programming, the job of a prison librarian is used to explain how the gri... Read More
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3 p.
2010
Document 024710
Library Services in U.S. Immigration Detention Facilities
By Chin, Stephanie Lan.
Results from a survey of library services in U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities are presented. Nine chapters are contained in this thesis: introduction; introduction to immigration detention; access to legal materials and recreational library; library services in correctional facilities; standards for libraries in correctional facilities; ICE detention standards; libraries in immigration detention facilities; survey; and conclusion. Little information is forthcoming from ... Read More
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